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Mfierioiis Mr. "Welsli
Bought Big Slices
iHGHEBEYAND OAK ALEEYS
Gossip oa the New Eoad-is
A TODE OP THE PBOPOSED EOUTE
Intbeuacenfitrated and Teiterated de
nials otoe soft impeachment that the
Peoafyljrania Bailroad was indulging in a
P9bchant for the acquirement of Cherry
lley property ibr the "use and roadway of a
line of local tracks to tap the heart of the
city, comes a series of dednctions drawn
from more or less inchoate "deals" in the
Cherry alley region. All of which are
taken -by those who watch snch things, to be
an. indication that .the Pennsylvania Bail
road desires to save its loyal local patrons
ttie weary matutinal and nocturnal trudging
from and to the Union depot
At present, since the avalanche of ru
mors without a. shred of fact has commenced
to flow, an actual realty transaction that can
, be presented with names, figures and proba--hie
motives, must be welcomed as an oasis
a sort of -a flowers-that-bloom-in-the-spring,
orachunkof mannairom a clear sky.
PBESTOl A FACT COSIES FOETH.
At least a fact has dropped in. The Oak
alley church property, which fronts 144 feet
oh Oak alley, 120 feet on Cherry alley, and
155 feet on the rear line of Deed's church,
has been purchased by J. Lawber "Welsh, of
Philadelphia, for $79,000. Rumor had it
that the well-known firm of Black & Baird
acted as intermediaries in the transaction.
A. Dispatch reporter sought out Mr.
Black, who, with his usual courtesy, said
that the sale had indeed been made by the
firm for the amount stated. Mr. Black,
however, curtailed further chance of infor
mation by saying that while he could be
much more explicit, his business obligations
rendered it expedient for him to discuss the
matter no further.
"Has the deed been filed, Mr. Black ?"
"It had not up to 4 o'clock to-day," was
the laconic answer.
THE RECORD WHERE WAS IT?
At the Countv Recorder's office an official
was asked if a $79,000 deed in the Oak Al
ley Church matter had been filed by J.
"Welsh, you mean. J. Lawber "Welsh?
No, the deed has not been filed, but we think
that the sale has been made. They know
something about it at the City Engineer's
office, but I think the deed is being with
held from record."
To the City Engineer's office scurried the
reporter., Chief Bigelow, of the Depart
ment of Public "Works, was asked if he
knew of any transfer having recently been
made of the Oak Alley Church property to
two directors of the Pennsylvania Bailroad.
He-said he had heard or read of the matter,
but declined to state whether be knew ot
such having been the case. His smile and
mild denial were as fulj of meaning as the
celebrated headshake of Lord Burleigh,
which might mean anything or express any
emotion from excessive joy to intense de
spair. MTST ERIOUS J. rOWBEE 'WELSH.
The original information as to J. Lowber
"Welsh was that he was and is- a director in
tmrPennsylvSUia Bailroad, and that when
he got his little property accretions all ar
ranged sMarge' transfer to the greatest rail
road on earth would be the next' tep. Mr.
Tttomas."Watt was -seen and said that J.
Lowber Welsh and a gentleman named
Siackbouie had recently been in Pittsburg
on an errand connected with Pennsylvania
The positive statement of a local realty
broker that Mr. "Welsh was a director in
the .Pennsylvania. Bailroad and was en
abling -officials thereby to split hairs con
cerning local purchases, was shown Mr.
Bobert-- Pitcairn last evening. He was
asked if he knew aught about the Oak
Alley Church deal or the purchase. Mr.
Pitcairn said he knew nothing of either
"deal" or "dealer." Furthermore, he knew
of no one having the hich-sounding patro
nymic of "J, Iiowber AVelsh," and that
the gentleman who parted his name
in the middle was not a Penn
sylvania - Bailroad director. A Mr.
Henry Welsh was a director fast enough.
As for Mr. Stackhouse, his name recalled
oblivion. 'Mr. Pitcairn said that he was
the -purchasing agent of the P. B. B., and
if anything was being bought around here
he would be apt to buy it He said with
great' positireness that the current rumors
were absurd, and that the big deal reported
to be engaging the attention of sundry B.
& O. officials and the road, was also absurd.
Mr. Pitcain was very positive, indeed.
A railroad authority -was quite emphatic
in his declaration that Mr. J. Lowber
Welsh was a heavy stockholder in the P.
B. B. So with the assured fact that who
ever hexnar Be, Mr. Welsh laid down 79,
060 cool dollars, and definite statements that
Mr. Welsh was and was not adirector in
the P. B. B., the reporter went on with the
IS MB. ELIAS HOWE A MYTH?
"When asked what benign influence Mr.
J. Lowber Welsh had exerted upon his
finances, Mr. E. W. Hagan replied with as
much asperity as if Mr. McGinty had been
broached as a topic of conversation He
said it was true that he had sold his 40x120
feet fronting on Sixth street, for $52,000
very recently, but that Mr. Elias Howe was
the purchaser, through Messrs. Black &
Baird. Mr. Hagan said he had got his
price, and had therefore ceased to be inter
ested in the property. This is the only in
formation about Mr. Elias Howe known up
to date; viz: That, he had at one time
$52,000, and that Mr. E. W. Hagan has the
money now. while Mr. H6 we has the prop
erty. There? was- nothing for it but to make a
vigorous efiort to find out, all along the
line,'jnstTrhat was being done. An actual
canvass of every front foot of the side of
Cherry alley said to be desired was made
by a" corps of Dispatch reporters last
cigfit. The tour panned out very nicely,
and previous deductions were corroborated
by what' a lawyer wonld denominate hear
IIS. JACKSON KNEW OP IT.
Commencing at the Liberty street end of
the route, Mr. L Jackson, the clothier, was
the first person encountered who Beemed to
know anything about the deal. Although
Saturday- evening is a busy one at this
season. of-the year, especially with mer
chantsin Mr. Jackson's line of business, he.
readily-consented to devote half au hour to
telling what he knew of the scheme and
what he believed it wonld amountto in the
His story was about as follows: "The
property of the First Beformed Presby
terian, or Oak Alley, Church has been
purchased by the real estate agents, Messrs.
Black &..Bajrd, for a Philadelphia party
named Welsh J. Lowber Welsh, I believe
hismame Is for a consideration of $80,000
, or $90,000." This property fronts as follows:
One hundred and forty-four feet on Oak
alley, 120 feet on Cherry alley. 165 feet on
the rear, next to the First TJ. P. Church
property. I own the land on which my
. store is located, and wonld not sell for
any amonni of money less than triple the
actual value of my .property.
HAD NOT BEEN APPROACHED.
"I have not been approached by anyone
anu uo not Deuevc uu iut ijuuwu aim-
pany covets my lana. imiueuiateiy in tne
'rear ot my store u a pie vi uuu uvuui v
feet square, which the church oeonle had
.promised to reserve forme, but the pur
chasers refused tj take the church property
unless they-got that piece of land,-sayinc that
they were upt Buying pieces, but the whole
of every piecs 0 property which Ihey
wanted. I donot bele that they intend
to tunnel to F.ifth avenue as bas been ru
mored, because they could, run down, on an
elevated road ct comparatively no expense.
Tney will hardly be allowed .to run-through
on grade'i do not believe the citizens
wouldstand such an imposition, il it could
be-called such. Opposite the church prop
rty on Oat alley 'is the building owned by
Bobert Gregg, which has not yet
been(sold. I should not be surprised
if the Pennsylvania Bailroad peo
ple should ' build an immense depot
either on "Liberty street or onljthe site of
the. SmithfieloM. E. Church." Across
Cherry alley from the First Presbyterian
Church the entire strip of property from
Oak alley .to Seventh avenue is owned by
the Schenley estate.
BIO MONEY WANTED.
The First United Presbyterian Church
holds down the northwest corner of Seventh
avenue and Cherry alley, and the church
property extends back to the First
Presbyterian property. It is under
stood that the trustees will take
$150,000 for this piece of real estate
if they cannot get the railroad people to
yield any more. Continuing on down
Cherry alley over ash barrels, broken dry
goods boxes, dilapidated wagons, through
mud, water and a pack of hungry mongrels.
The Dispatch representative reached
Seventh avenue, and. crossing that thor
oughfare, entered Schmidt's saloon at the
corner of beventh avenue and Cherry alley.
Mr. Schmidt was in a happy frame of
mind and while he kept an eye on the
thirsty crowd which was lined up in front
of the bar, anxious to get a glass of beer
before commencing their. Sunday devotions,
SOLD SEVERAL TIMES.
"Yes, this property has been sold; in fact
it has been sold twice within the past six
weeks. It is owned by a Mrs. Cooper, who
throngh Black & Baird, sold it first to A.
B. Mahood, for $32,000, who sub
sequently kicked on the title, and it
was then sold' to Philadelphia parties,
who I understand represent the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad; for $34,000." Mr. Schmidt
was greatly puzzled as to why the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad should spend hundreds of
thousands of dollars in getting an opening
to the heart of the city down Cherry alley
when it has the right of way down Liberty
street, and he thinks that the company
would have been ahead if they had pur
chased the property bounded by Sixth street.
Liberty street, Virgin alley and the Hotel
Anderson, and put up a depot adequate to
the needs of the passenger travel of this city,
and of a design and appearance due to such
a city as Pittsburg.
ONCE MORE IN THE WILDS.
Leaving Mr. Schmidt's presence The
Dispatch man charged once more into the
wilds of Cherry allev, and at the corner of
Cherry and Strawberry alleys found a
broken-down gentleman of fortune commun
ing with a lamppost,- from the top ot which
a tew uncertain rays cast a ghoulish light
on tne surrounding Habitations.
From the relic of past greatness it was
learned that the property on the north side
of Cherry alley from Strawberry alley back
to the property recently owned bv Mrs.
Cooper and now occupied by Mr. Schmidt
as an oasis, was owned by a gentleman
named Means, who insisted on his ponnd of
flesh from the railroad magnates, and is
holding out for the long green.
With the promise of the price of
a bowl of milk, the wrecked hulk
further stated that half the prop
erty between Strawberry alley and
Sixth avenue was owned by i Mrs. Mul
lins, a Mrs. Heifers, and some one else
whose name he could not recall at that
moment, who had 20 feet frontage.
The two ladies, he said, had disposed of
their property recently: "But dis udder
party is waitin' fur more cases, an' will
block dem blokes' game unless dey put uj5
more cases. Yer see dat gospel shop."
Continued the relic, "well '3ats de Second
IT. P., and dey own two houses dis side but
-dey can't sell it, because' ye
see pard, de eartn was given dem
on condition dat dey uso it for
pious purposes only, but dey can rent it ont
fur 99 years or longer if w'at I heard is
right. Ye see, ole man, dey can talk 'bout
dis, dat or de udder ting, but tell ye when
dese monops go into a ting dey generally git
SOME MORE INFORMATION.
Crossing Sixth avenue the news searcher
was soon nicking his way through the
muddy precincts of "Virgin alley, and at one
corner of Cherry anil Virgin alleys met a
handsome yung woman with a babe in her
arms, who seemed to be acquainted in the
locality. When she learned the ob
ject of The Dispatch representa
tive she cheerfully disclosed all the
information she possessed on the matter.
The property on the north side of Cherry
alley, from Sixth avenue to Virgin alley.
she said, is owned by a Mrs. "Walters, of
.AJlegneny,and it was the impression among
the. tenants and denizens of ihe locality,
that the property had recently been sold.
MB. SANDS' HOLDING.
The property on the north side of Cherry
alley, from Virgin alley half way to Fifth
avenue, is owned by a gentleman named
Sands, who resides in Sewickley, but it was
not known that the property had been sold.
Between the Sand's' property and the
Hotel Dnquesne property on Virgin
alley the real estate is the posses
son of the Avery M. E. Church
over which Mrs. Swigo, or Maraglia pre
sides, She also owns property immediately
opposite Virgin alley, which she said she re
cently sold, but for so small an amount that
she was ashamed to mention it "Me knowa
de railroad wauta, no get ta de prop," was'
the way she expressed her mind.
STRIKING A BALANCE.
Beverting to the original informant who
appears to have bad a clever idea of what
he was discoursing upon, the road which
will with all due and a few undue provisos
traverse the heart ot two long blocks to a
vicinage close enough to make laces at
Uncle Sam's habitat across the street, may
be an elevated, a grade or an underground
arrangement Becognizing the manifest
impossibility of the road being, any more
than one style of the three methods ac
cepted is clearly a case of "youpays your
money and takes your choice."
The original rumors were of an elevated
road; the rumors of the present are of de
pressed tracks. Now it must strike the
average observer that it would be a good
idea to split the difference and put tracks
on grade. There has been such a vast
amount of curbstone engineering in connec
tion with the whole scheme that the engi
neer of the Pennsylvania road may find
themselves thoronghly in the way and in
cumbrances upon the face of the earth.
It is not a superserviceable way in which
a real estate man, who wouldn't know a
theodolite from a camp chair, arranged the
1 scheme of au underground road to his own
satisfaction in a few words. Be said the
tracks could commence depression near the
Washington street bridge and easily drop
into a tunnel under Seventh avenue, and
so on under the property now being secured
to Sixth avenue; under it and bv a slitrht
.enrve provided by the Hagan property,
around the end of the Hotel Dnquesne, and
so on down to a stop within a few feet of
Pittsburg's busiest arteries of traffic; all this
with the proviso that the Splane heirs sell
their corner. There were big rumors afloat
of $350,000 and $400,000.demanded, but one
of the Splane heirs met a Dispatch emissary
on the street last night and said if there
were any offers making he had not heard of
The chances of the scheme being talked to
death by the irrepressible sidewalk railroad
magnates are considered ggod, even if the
newspapers had decided to retrain from par
ticipation in railroad and depot building.
Dr. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Pens
street, Pittsburg, Pa. - s&su
THE STJBUEBAFP. O'S.
Radical Changes Expected Under the
Management of Mr, McKean.
APPLICANTS FOE THE EAST END.
One FaTorite Candidate Bud to be Backed
by the Americns Club.
OAKLAND TO GET TEE HEXT BRANCH
The announcement of Will S. Jones'
candidacy for the Southside postmastership,
in yesterday's Dispatch, has brought out
nearly a dozen candidates for the position
at the other stations Lawrenceville and
East End. A tour of investigation was
made of these stations for the purpose of lay
ing before the public their importance and
usefulness in the communities in which they
Seven years ago three carriers covered the
entire Bast End district, delivering the
mail from the city office. One delivery
was made daily through the resident portion
of the East End and the business portion
received two deliveries. The East End was
then a sub-station. The next addition to
the force was a carrier who took: the mail to
the East End, and those stationed at that
branch delivered it During the last year
of Postmaster McCleary's term, he made it
a full-fledged office with all the facilities of
a first-class postoffice. The business has in
creased to such an extent that 13 carriers
are now employed and four or five deliveries
are made daily. v
This brief description of the growth and
development of the East End district ap
plies to the other branches. The usefulness
of these branch offices is hard to estimate.
In the first place, their existence is demand
ed by the needs of the districts in-which
they have been established, and especially
the business portions.
LESS HOURS OF 'WORK.
They have also made it possible to put the
eight-hour system into practical use. For
merly the carriers consnmed considerable
time riding to and from their routes, and as
a consequence, were on duty' 10 to 13 hours.
These branches afford accommoda
tions to the public that otherwise
could not be had without coming
to the city office, and that to the people of
the outlying districts would be an inconven
ience hard to bearinthese progressing times.
The combined business transacted at the
three stations will amonnt to over $125,000
for the present year.
As stated yesterday, the Southside-station
is .the most important one and does the
largest business. The East End station is
the. oldest one, being established for five
years. Fonr years ago Postmaster Larkin
placed J. W. Wallace in charge of the
office. Now that a successor to Mr. Larkin
has been appointed it is only natural to
suppose that there will also be a change in
the superintendency of the various stations.
Mr. Wallace; said yesterday he was unac
quainted with Mr. McKean, and would not
ask to be retained in the position.
There are at least three applicants for Mr.
Wallace's place, and more are spoken of.
The candidates so far are Henry Shaler,
John P. Schaefer, "Win. Doak, Mrs. Mary
Fulton and Geo. P. Shane. All of the ap
plicants are hustling; and petitions are be.
ing circulated in their behalf, and each one
is bringing all forces together. Mr. Sh&er
was formerly the proprietor of the "Our
House" in the Diamond, and j3 a
prominent politician of the East
End. Mr. Schaefer is an insurance
agent and has many friends in that section
of the city. Mrs. Fulton is the widow of
the late principal of Hiland schools and is
highly recommended. Mr.- Shane is the
senior member of the firm, of S. P. Shane &
Co., the drygoods dealers.
PROBABLT THE LTTCKT ONE.
Mr. Doak is Second Lieutenant of Com
pany 6, Eighteenth Beciment, was formerly
with the New York and Cleveland Coal Gas
Company, and is a prominent member of the
Americns Club. His appointment in the
East End district is almost a certainty, as
he is backed by the Americns Club, of
which Mr. McKean is Second Vice Presi
dent The Lawrenceville people owe -their post
office to the personal efforts of Samuel F.
Patterson, the present Superintendent of the
station, who would no doubt be allowed to
remain in charge but for an unnatural pre
cedent which the new postmaster is not
likely to establish. Mr. Patterson, seeing
the need of a branch office in Lawrenceville
a few years ago, got out the proper papers,
and. after making two trips to Washington,
had the office created. The territory in
cluded in that district embraces that portion
of the city lying between Twenty-ninth
street and the Sharpsbnrg bridge, and from
the Allegheny river to the Pennsylvania
Bailroad. Ten carriers are employed and
the business done is very large. The office
is located in a business district and several
deliveries are made daily.
Those who are aspiring for tne place to be
made vacant by Mr. Patterson'sietirement,
are Bobert Hill, the wall paper dealer,
John Philpot, the grocer and W. C. Brown,
the stone cutter. The candidates are get
ting all the signers they can to their re
spective petitions, and will bring every in
fluence to secure their appointment Mr.
Hill seems to have the lead, however, and
will likely be the lucky one.
There is nothing new in the race for the
ySouthside postmastership. Mr. Jones seems
to ue navtug miuga uia vwu. way, auu win
land a winner. One of Mr. McKean's
friends stated last night that the new post
master would probably assume the duties
of his office about January 20, and the ap
pointments for the outside districts will fol
low shortly after.
Superintendent of Mails Stephen Collins
said last night that Oakland wfculd get the
next station. The people of that locality
want a station established there very badly.
The place is growing Tapidly in every way,
and the need focan office is becoming very
apparent even to the postoffice. officials.
WHAT PEOPLE AEE DOING.
Some Who Travel, Some Who Da Not, and
Others Who Tnlk.
D. Iseman, of Washington, Pa., was
written upon the register of the Seventh Ave
nue Hotel yesterday forenoon. Air. Iseman
was, for several years, an oil driller in Russia,
where he brought In many, wells, hot accumu
lated no great amount of wealth. He came to
the United States a few years aeo, went into
business for himself and made a fortune in this
Thomas J. Stewart, of Nprristown, the
Department Commander of thei Grand Army
ot the Republic, came to the city yesterday
afternoon and put up at the Seventh Avenae
Hotel. He was here to attend and inspect Post
168 in Allegheny last niche He departs for
home this morning.
Mrs. John S. Hays and daughter, Miss
Stella Hays, of Hays station, and Mrs.G. W.
Jones and son. Thomas Jones, who have been
in the East daring the greater part of the sum.
mer and fall, returned to Pittsburg yesterday
noon, and are at the Hotel Anderson.
Mr. Bichard Howe, of New Brighton,
who has been lying dangerously ill at No, ,68.
Locust street, this city, is pronounced conva
lescent by his doctors.
Harry J. Wenke, of the Southside,
bas been elected collector of' the Monongahela
Water Company, vice Daniel Berg,' resigned.
Cadet Mark Gnsky, of the Pennsylva
nia Military Academy, at Chester, Pa., is home
for the holidays.
Miss Gertrude Wakefield, of Latrobe,
was in the city yesterday, buying pretty things
for Christmas. i
Mrs. K. Solomon and family are visit
ing friends and relatives in St. Xoais, Mo.
Attorney George "W. Acklin, of Granr
street, is In Unlontown on business.
Major Joseph G. Beale, of Xeechburgj
was In the city yesterday. ',- t
The Fidelity Title and Trait Cobhmbt, aa
Anileoce, Proposes to Moke Debtors of
the Lawrence Bank Hustle. .
A ray of light is at last to be spread over
the downcast features of the unfortunate
depositors of the Lawrence Bank, though
the light will no doubt show a correspond
ing shadow upon certain others.
That there will be a noticeable amount of
push "and energy thrown into the settlement
of the bank's affairs, is shown by the follow
ing blanks printed and to be issued to-morrow,
when a large sized hustle will no doubt
ensue among the debtors, instead of the
creditors of the defunct institution.
OFFicfe of Fidelitt TmiB
and Trust Compant,
Pittsburg, fa., December
You are indebted to the Lawrence Bank as
drawer (indorser) on a note for S . due ,
1SS9, and unpaid. Yonr immediate attention
to this matter is desired, as we wish to have ap
praisement at an early date.
Fidelitt Title and Trust Compant,
Assignee of Lawrence Bant,
The following also looks like business:
Office of Fidelitt Title.
and Trust Compant.
Pittsburg, Pa, December
Your account appears to be overdrawn 8
on the books of tbe Lawrence Bank. Please
J cave yonr book for balance and make pro
vision for settling tbe account, as we wish to
have an appraisement made at an early day.
Fidelitt Title and Trust Compant,
Assignee of Lawrence Bank.
ABOUT THE COAL BUSINESS.
Colonel Sblnn Said to Want on Extension of
Time Strikes Expensive Affairs.
A prominent railroad coal operator.speak
ing yesterday about the prospects of the coal
deal materializing, said:
"I have been told that Colonel W. P.
Shinn's object in conferring yesterday with
a committee of the river men was to induce
them to agree to a further option until the
1st of July, but without any monetary con
ditions being attached.
"The Colonel has much to gain by suc
cessfully carrying through the negotiations,
and, of course, :he is putting forward a
.strong endeavor to do so.
"If the 16 operators concerned in this deal
had any grit they would come together,
form a company, issue bonds, and control
the trade. Plating all the concerns under
one office management would materially cut
down expenses; better prjees could be main
tained, and difficulties, such as those tem-
Soranly tided over, would be more easily
ealt with. The larger operators conceded
their miners their demand, not because they
can any better afford to pay tbe price, but
because they would not allow the smaller
men to profit by their inactivity and reap a
temporary benefit from the cessation of any
extensive shipping. In a yery short time
there will be another glut in the lower mar
kets and the usual cut throat business will be
continued. So much jealousy exists between
the different' concerns that the probability of
any federation of the various interests is re
mote, but every one concedes that in such
a scheme lies the only hope of making the
coal business yield adequate returns for the
capital invested. I tell you that operators
will ship many thousand bushels of coal
this season before they will recoup .them
selves for their expenses during, the idle
time. With captains and crews' salaries
running on all the time, landing expenses,
the cost of keeping up the craft and office
charges, it will take some time to get back
the unprofitable outlay of the past two
FROM TflEOIL COUNTET.
Two McKean Comity Men TUtting Their
Friends In This City.
Two good specimens of the men from the
oil country have been in the city for two
days, on business and for the purpose ot
buying Christmas presents. One of them is
William B. Clark., tbe Sheriff of McKean
county. He is a straight, nandsonifanin,
with the look of a soldierand his faceTis
graced by a military mustache and goatee.
He came down to put a prisoner into the
Biverside penitentiary, and took the oppor
tunity to look about the citf with hisjriend,
Mr. J. C. Fox, the proprietor of the St.
James Hotel, at Bradford. Mr. Fox is a
little taller than the Sheriff, but to decide
which is the handsomer man it would be .
necessary to cast lots. The hotel owner
wears long, black side whiskers, as silken
and carefully combed as a woman's tresses.
The gentlemen spent many pleasant hours
with their numerous oil friends, visited the
theaters, looked through the big stores, and
left for home yesterday, voting Pittsburg a
THE NOMINATIONS 1IA9E.
Member of the Oil lixchange Name
The stockholders of the Oil Exchange
met yesterday immediately after the close
of the oil market at noon to make nomina
tions for officers for the year commencing
January 2. President John B. McEee, Jr.,
presided, and before the bnsiness of the
meeting had been commenced he stated that
he would not, under any circumstances,
accept the position for another year. The
following was tbe result of tbe'meeting:
President. James 8. McKelvey; FiratVice
President, B.F. Arensbnrg; Second Vice Presi
dent, A. A. Adams and 8. S. Pinkerton; Treas-
S. Kl Harris. J. & Force, George Kurd, M. L.
Jenkins. J. K. Knhn, N. W. Stevenson, J. B.
McKee. Jr., W. L oiustin, R. J. Sterner, Jr., A.
J. Lawrence. J. J. Campbell, C. Kuhn, B. Fritz.
W. S. Badger. H. -E. Wilson; Arbitration Com
mittee, K. H. Robinson, F. P. Smith, R. J.
Hunt, S. Fritz, James Carothers, Frank Pol
lock, J. C. Morris.
The election will be held on the first busi
ness day of the new year, January 2.
THE LAST CAEG0.
Superintendent Mnlono Receives Important
News From Washington.
It was not a long letter, but it was consid
ered a notable one, which Superintendent
Malone received yesterday from Washing
ton, from the, office of the Supervising Archi
tect of the Treasury, informing him, in so
many words, that the last cargo of stone for
the Federal building in this city had been
shipped from the quarries at East Blue Hill,
Me., by the schooner Grace K. Green, for
Baltimore. It will be necessary to obtain
odd stones hereafter to replace some which
have been broken or chipped in passage,but
they will be sent by rail. Work, during
the fine weather, is being pushed by night
as well as by day. The night men, in
placing stone, use lanterns and torches.
The dormers on the upper story are being
set and the structure begins to reveal its
Mr. Hamilton Will Help.
Superintendent Hamilton, of the Alle
gheny parks will assist in the arrangement
of the Pittsburg park. Mr. Hamilton has
visited every park in the country and knows
about as much as can be learned abont.parks.
He will be able to give some good sugges
tions in the matter..
Bnsiness Not Plensnrr.
The Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad is to
extend the McKeesport depot 200 feet
McEeesporters are mourning because the
grounds to be occupied by the railroad have
been used lor park, purposes.
An Encasement Broken.
A young lady, high in social circles in
this city, has just broken her engagement,
because her intended, who promised to buy
her a musical box, refused to go .to Gallin
ger's, 1200 Pen n ave., to buy it. The young
lady claims that their stock, consisting of
musical boxes, guitars, mandolins, violins,
accordions, concertinas, banjos, etc... is the
largest and finest in the.city; also their line
ot all inas or strings, sua
f ft. .
Cooky Boberts? Sings' a Copper With
DESPERATE TIGHT BRAVELY WOM
Christmas 'Shoplifters "Working the
A THIEF- WHO HAB A CONSCIENCE
The number of people on the streets last
night was unprecedented- even for a Sat
urday, which is explained by tbe police
authorities by- the' 'fact that business has
been good all the year and work plenty, so
the general public has money to spend in
presents, which will be numerous this holi
The crowds, have, of course, attracted
large numbers bf crooks, but Inspector Mc
Aleese has made a counter move by increas
ing the detail of officers .in plain clothes and
issuing special injunctions of vigilance upon
the entire force.
SOME SrECIMES CRIMINALS.
Dripping with blood and incrustcd with
the Gitb of Second avenue. Officer John
Boach last night led in a man to Central
station who was in a somewhat similar con
dition. The prisoner gave his name as John
Cairns, from Chicago, 111., but was recog
nized as John, alias "Cooky," Boberts, who
has often figured in the' police station, and
who was supposed to be more or less impli
cated in the shooting of Mrs. Jones at Tur
ner Hall, for which ex-Officer Jones is now
serving a term in the penitentiary.
Boberts, about 7:30 p. M., got into a
quarrel with a colored man near,251 Second
avenue, and chased him into the alley in
the rear of the house with a hatchet. Officer
Boach, hearing the disturbance, went.into
the alley to arrest both men, but Boberts
turned on the officer and attacked him with
the hatchet. The officer defended him
self, and taking the hatchet from
Boberts, threw it away. The latter
then' drew a knife and attempted
to stab Boach. who knocked him down
several times with his mace, and notwith
standing a reinforcement of some 150 toughs
from the neighborhood, took his man to the
wfifron and the station house.
The officer's clothes were badly torn and
his shield and whistle lost in the fight
which he so gallantly made against long
odds, but luckily retained his mace, of
which he made good use. Once the
prisoner escaped and ran for Britton's
house, from the porch of which he jumped,
the officer in close pursuit. Boberts turned
down Brewery street and swors he would
kill the officer if he followed, but the threat
did not prevent the arrest. Information
will be made against' Boberts to-morrow on
Mary Holmes, aged 34, and Lizzie Flinn,
30, were sampling goods in Daniiger's store
yesterday alternoon when Officer Kick
Bender took a hand in the proceedings and
both ladies were landed in the Central sta
tion. They were laden with doll babies,
small children's wear and a little reticule.
The officers were surprised at the juvenile
tastes displayed by ladies of so mature an
age, and they will have an opportunity of
explaining the same this morning.
Daniel Connors, who hails from New
gratified at the expense of J. B. Beid, the
Market street optician on Friday night.
He took several pairs of gold-rimmed eye
glasses, and spectacles, with the chains
attached to the former, subjected them ta
the same treatment Hubert was ordered to
subject the little prince in the tower put
out their eyes and mangled their remains,
which were deliberately sold as old gold for
some $4. Officer Bobert' Bobinson made
fife arrest, and Mr. Connors "will probably
rememoer nis visit to jn.r,-ceia, aunng nis
visit to the' penitentiary.
A CONSCIENTIOUS THIEF.
West "Virginia f urnishes'one of its anoma
lies to the Diamond Street Museum, pre
sided over by Inspector McAleese. His
name is Henry Dueber, and he states that he
stole a watch from a'roommate in Wheeling
a few weeks ago, but,- actuated by remorse,
he wished to give himself up, when he was
kindly accommodated by Officer James Mul
vehill. He is now expectingto expiate his
offense by several years in some place of
atonement, but may get off easier.
Another gentleman whose conscience has
not yet troubled him to any large extent,
walked into Joseph Eichbaum's stationery
store on Friday afternoon, with a com
panion. The one started to chat with the
bookkeeper abont an unpaid bill, while the
other sampled bills of a more inviting de
scription to the extent of 235. The police
are waiting for the consciences of the two
gentlemen to prompt their surrender.
James Lane, who has been lying at his
home on Soho street, for the past two weeks,
in a critical condition from being stabbed in
the right side by a man named Hugh Doyle,
in a Soho "speak-easy, "is improving, and
his physician said last night he was on the
road to recovery.
Inspector McKelvev and Special Officer
Carrigan last evening arrested four men
charged with being the persons who robbed
the grocery store ot Adam Appel, in the
Southside Diamond, .yesterday morning.
The men were found in a stable in the act
of transferring eggs from crates to barrels.
When taken to the stationhduse, they gave
the names ot -Edward Woods, Pat McTighe,
Joseph Grabe and Dennis Powers.
HOME TO MEADY1LLE.
Senntor Delamnter, Family and Friends
Stop Briefly In tho City.
There was a pleasant breakfast party at
the Hotel Dnquesne yesterday forenoon.
State Senator G. W. Delamater dropped in
with a party of family friends and enjoyed
a fine little spread in the- upstairs dining
room. He was going home with his
daughter, Miss Susie, -who leaves school to
enjoy the Christmas season with her family
and friends in their Crawford county home.
The members of the' party were: Senator
Delamater and daughter, Mrs. G. B. Dela
mater, Mr. and Mrsr Lewis Walker, Mr. B.
G. Cullinan and sister, and Miss Ethel
Church, of Meadville, and Mr. G. G. Tem
pleton, of Greenvilie. The party leit at 1
o'clock for the north.
DE. GROSE WILL ACCEPT.
He Will Become President of lbs University
of Sonth Dakota.
The Eev. Howard B. Grose, of the Fourth
Avenue Baptist Church, has signified' his
intention of accepting the Presidency of the
State University of South Dakota.
With the exception of ex-Mayor Seth
Low, the new President of Columbia Col
lege. Mr, Grose is the youngest college
President in the United States. Mr. Low
is 35 and Mr. Grose 38 years of age. He is
an indefatigable wbrker, a ripe student and
in mental equipment and general qualifica
tions admirably calculated to fill the posi
Dr. Wood nnd Prof. Kellor Join In a Work
of Marked Excellence.
Dr. E. A. "Wood,, of the Southside,
Author of the "Lion of tern," has pub
lished a cantata entitled "Lady Estmere."
The mus io is by Prof. Edward Kellor, also
of tbe Southside. ,
Dr. Wood is making for himself quite a
reputation as an author. He has written a
number of works pf fiction, as well as ahost
o.' poetio gems. Prof. Kellor' mnsic is
surprisingly striking.aud, original.
Great fall fa tirlces of silk mufflers.
J Busy Bee HivESixth and Liberty.
Tho KoblsoB Fatally Came Oat Biros ta
Keslabcence A Nice Little Family
Party at NevreH's.
Grouped around a table in a well-known
Fifth avenue restaurant yesterday morning
were Samuel D.Bobison, of Titusville, who
has followed the oil developments since
18G9 from Butler to Bichbnrg; William O.
Bobison, Mayor of Monongahela City;
Charles W. Bobison, Assemblyman from
Allegheny, and the uncle of the three gen
tlemen just named, who, by the way, are
brothers, Quincy Bobison.
It was' the first time the quartet had met
for years, and good cheer and fellowship
reigned supreme, while wit's electric flame
dispelled thoughts of the day and its dull
care. As.naturally happens to friends who'
have not met for years, they were in a
reminiscent mood, and Quincy Bobison re
lated an incident ot the early history of the
oil regions, which may give the children of
the present generation a vague idea of the
magnitude of tbe transactions which took
place when oil was $8 and $9 a barrel, and
poor people gained a competency by scoop
ing it off the surface of creeks or gathered it
from pools around the tanks which had
overflowed. The story as told by Mr. Bobi
son was as follows:
"Within a month after Colonel Drake had
struck tbe first petroleum ever brought to
the surface in America by means of drilling,
my father and the father of my relatives
here bought a tract of land, comprising
1,280 acres, adjoining the farm on which
the Drake well was located for 350,000.
Not long afterward I was sitting in their
office one day I remember it as distinctly
as though it happened only yesterday when
an agent for an Eastern syndicate walked
in and offered $500,000 for the 1,280 acres.
The owners looked at him rather incredu
lously for a moment, but before they could
speak he had counted out on tbe table $500,-
000 in cash and drafts, which he offered
for a deed of the tract I was appalled by
the sight of the pile, but my father and the
father of these gentlemen retired for con
sultation, and decided that if the property
was worth $500,000 it was worth $1,000,000.
and the offer was refused. Their heirs still
own' the land, and now'it is valued at about
$20,000. Where they could haye gotten
dollars we could scarcely get nickels. Thus
you can see what seemingly fairy stories
couldbetold of those days. They are al
most incomprehensible to thepresent gener
ation, but they were redhot facts." And a
sigh of regret that the offer had not beeir
accepted went round the circle.
GHOST OF THE CfiOSADE.
Devoted Women In the OIt Cause Reunite
ta Fray for Others.
The anniversary meeting to celebrate the
beginning of the crusade movement in Ohio
16 years ago was held yesterday afternoon
in the Smithfield Street M. E. Church.
The attendance was limited to less than 100
people, but the interest in the affair was in
no wise lessened by that fact.
In the absence of Mrs. Spencer, the Presi
dent of tho W. C. T. U., Mrs. E. D. C.
Mair presided. Mrs. Mair asked if there
were any present who desired that prayers
should be said for a. special purpose. Mrs.
J. N. Porter, president of the Swift Union,
requested that a prayer be offered for the
men who sell liquor, and Mrs. Mair there
fore offered a fervent prayer for them.
Mrs. Dr. Collins, the first President of the
County W. C. T. TJ"., followed in prayer.
Mrs.. Collins spoke briefly of the days
when the women met in their old head
quarters at the corner of Penn avenue and
.Sixth street. Mrs. Finley Torrens, of the
East E&d, was one of the original crusaders.
She felt some trepidation at going intc the
workbut believed it was the work of the
SEW BANK AT THE I0EES.
movement by Men of Wealth to Organize a
New National Institution.
Quite a stirwas created in Lawrenceville I
yesterday by the announcement thai a fino.J
'national bank would replace the Lawrence
Bank. B. L. Clark, of Clark's Solar Iron
Works, had a petition yesterday
which he presented to many of the promi
nent business men of Lawrenceville to sub
scribe to a capital stock amounting to
$200,000, with which a national bank was
to be organized. The enterprise is in tbe
hands of H. C. Frick, W. H. and Edward
Park; of Park Bros., Thomas Mellon and
. The petition met with warm encourage
ment in Lawrenceville and the citizens ap
pealed to showed their appreciation in a
practical way by subscribing. Tbe new
bank: will be known as the Pennsylvania
National Bank, and very probably will be
situated on the site where the Lawrence
Bank is now, though it will occupy more
room and be a more handsome structure.
It is said upon good authority that an
effort is being made, and wiU probably re
sult successfully, to have the Arsenal Bank,
at -Forty-third and Bntler streets, moved to
the Forks ot the Boad and incorporated
with the new institution which is to be
WEST PENN E. K. CHANGES.
Some Schedule Seadjnstments Are Said to
Important changes are abont to be made
on the West Penn division of the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad between Allegheny City
and Blairsville intersection. Heretofore
that line has been conducted simply for
local business, without much relation to the
time of trains on the main line.
According to the proposed schedule, the
West Penn trains are to be ran to connect
with through trains going east from Alle
gheny and west from Blairsville intersec
tion. The change will be a great conveni
ence to persons living on the line of the
West Penn. It is reported that the com
pany intends to complete a double track all
the way along the loop line to accommodate
the great pressure of lreight traffic.
GIVEN TO HER HUSBAND.
Mrs. SelgwortB Taken From the Allegheny
Home to Kerrtovrn.
Major Hunker, Secretary of the Allegheny
Poor Board, found the husband of the de
mented woman, Barbara Seigworth, yester
day, and she was taken from the Allegheny
Home and given into his keeping.
Major Hunker found that the woman's
husband was a glassblower on the South
side. When he was told that his wife was
crazy, he nearly fainted. She has always
been of sound mind, and on last Monday ne
put her on a train lor Kerrtovrn, her home,
after she had visited him here for a few
days. On the following day he got a letter
from ler. That was the last he heard of her
until yesterday. He called at the Home
and took her away, and proposes giving her
the best medical attention.
THE WAEEHOUSEMAN'S' ASSEMBLY
Has Lost Abont 15 Members, bnt Continues
L. A. 7190, warehousemen, K. of L., met
last night at headquarters. There were
about 30 members present Tbe attendance
would have bean larger but that owing to
the busy seasoira good many were detained
The meeting indorsed the Master Work
man's action at the last, special meeting,
and decided to. retain its charter. The re
sult of the whole McGaw reinstatement epi
sode is that some 15 or 20 members have
withdrawn from the organization. The as
sembly will continue as usual.
Allegheny Bond Redemption.
A special meeting or Allegheny Common
Council Has been called for Monday even
ing next tb consider the ordinance appro
priating 1117,000 for the purpose c-f taking,
up bonds a aeon January 1, and aay other
bii W kay be necessary. "
A HoveBM jevrsalse One AatMC ta
PeeKSTiVM Railroad Clerks.
About 306. of the;. cjrks and officials of
the Pennsylvania, .Company lines in this
city yesterday received the following cir
cular; A moves en t has. been started among
some of the office men of the Pennsylvania
lines for the .organization of a club. The
object is to procure a club house where there
will be such. conveniences and amusements
as may be found to be attainable, at the
same timekeeping the expenses as low as
possible, in order not to make too .great a
burden on each member. It is thought that
the club can be made a success with a mem-
'bersbip of 100 to 125, and that it should be
limited to about that number.
Will you kindly advise one of the under
signed, if you would be sufficiently inter
ested in t&e.project to attend a meeting for
the purpose of organizing, to be called for
some convenient date and place? The ob
ject of this communication is to ascertain
how many of the employes of the Pennsyl
Tania lines will be likely to become mem
bers, and whether itis worth while to call a
meeting. It is not desired that yon should
say, positive, in.reply'to this, that you will
become a member, but only that you would
be disposed to attend a meeting. Will you
please reply promptly?
Several of the highest officials of the com
pany are taking x prominent part in the
movement. It is the intention to rent
several rooms in the vicinity of the offices
on Penn avenue. After thVclub trets fully
under way, a house will be rented. The
scheme is yet in.its infancy; the circular is
only a feeler to see how the clerks take to
the clnb idea. If it is organized it will be
fashioned after the first-class social clubs
of this .city.
THE POSTMASTER BAKQDETED.
A Circle of Friend's Eat, Drink and Make
The complimentary banquet to James S.
McKean, the newly appointee! postmaster,
was given last night at the Hotel Dnquesne.
Tbe table was spread in the private banquet
room on the second floor", and was prettily
arranged with handsome service and fresh
The following gentlemen sat down with
Mr. McKean: .Revenue. Collector Samuel
D. Warmcastlc, Henry S. Paul, the presi
dent of the Americns Club, D. L. Gillespie,
A. M. Toight,. J. M, Walker, W. M. Gibbs,
Dr. George Gladden, C. Trautman, W.
Lapsley, A. G. Boenigk, D. F. Colling
wood, A. J. Logan, H. D. W. English, W.
H. Keech, G. S. Houghton, John A. Beed,
Charles A. Miller, T. M. Bigelow, Walter
S. Lyon, the. District Attorney, Mayor
William McCallin and W. H. Brown.
After the dinner was served there were a
nnmber of speeches, entirely informal, Mr.
Warmcastle acting as tdastmaster.
PIANOS AND ORGANS AT SACRIFICE.
Prices Before' Removal to' Fifth Avenne.
At Henrick's Temple of Music.
Intending to occupy the remodeled room
79 Fifth avenue after January 1, and desir
ing to move aalittle stock as possible, prices
on new and second-hand instruments have
been reduced so that buyers can save from
$75 to $150 on new pianos and from $40 to
$75 on organs. New pianos for $250, worth
$400;' organs for 875, worth $150; second
hand pianos from $40 .to $150, worth twice
as much; second-hand organs worth $35 to
The stock- embraces such celebrated makes
as Chickering-&.Sons, "Wheelock & Co.,
Hallet & Davis, Stelnway & Sons, Knabe,
Decker & Sons, Stuyvesaht and Demarest
pianos and Farrand & Votey, Estey, Kim
ball, Wilcox & White, Shoninger and Bur
Over 150 pianos and organs to select from,
and buyers should come early to have the
choice. Instruments selected for holiday
presents will he set' aside and delivered at
ai. - ..ti a i'.i-V ..:-. JL.ri
January!. Eemember-the place and call
Hekkick's Tehf&b. of Music,
' 435 Wood street,
Between Fifth ave. and Diamond st.
A Tiro .Day's Wonder.
There will be counters upon counters of
clothing sold on Monday and Tuesday, and
we want to sell more during the next two
days than anyother house in Pittsburg. We
have marked prices that will draw the
crowds. Monday we are open until 9
o'clock, and Tuesday until 11 o'clock even
ings to accommodate our patrons. Be sure
and call as the. bargains are simply im
mense. $10 overcoats and suits for men. such
as vou have never seen before, at that price.
Ask to see the Daisy overcoat at $10.
Begular price for the "Daisy is $20 to $22,
ours is $10. -Also see.the fine line of chin
chilla and kersey overcoats at $8 and $10.
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond stt,
opp. the new Court House.
Ponltry for Christmas.
Turkeys, ducks, geese and chickens. The
Elgin Butter and Cheese House is informed
by letters and telegrams to be on the look
out Monday morning, first express, 7 o'clock,
for turkeys, ducks, geese and chickens.
Another telegram reads: "Will find this
one of the largest lot of turkeys ever known to
have been shipped to Pittsburg; also, the
very choicest Iot,"aIl drawn, heads and feet
off." Third and last telegram reads:
"Make it known in your city papers, for it
surely will be the largest shipment ever
made." Call Monday and secure your
Christmas turkeys, ducks, geese and chick
ens. Yours resnectrully, John Fite,
' 641 Liberty st., Pittsburg, Pa.
HOLIDAY TABLE DELICACIES.
Largest Line Lowest Prices.
Better send' for the Housekeeper's Guide;
it will post you on everything in our line:
also contains valuable, information for all
housekeepers. Store open till 9 p. si. until
Christmas. Wm. Haslaob & Sow,
18 Diamond Square, Pittsburg.
1S3S. Holmes' Best. 1889.
' An undoubted brand, established for 31
years, highly recommended by all profes
sional and non-prol'essional people. Order
from W. H. Holmes Ss Sok,
120 Water street and 158 First avenue.
Silverware, Clocks, Bronzes. Etc.,
Secret society emblems for presents. Very
low prices. - JAs. McKee, Jeweler,
420 Smithfield street, one door below Dia
mond street. Store open every evening.
Fine American Clocks and Bronzes.
A very useful, present. Jas. McKee,
Jeweler, 420 Smithfield street, one door be
low Diamond street.
Store open every evening.
And candelabra; over 500 patterns in china,
cut glass, etc.; the prettiest decorations for
the house or table!. BeizENSXEIK,
152, 154, 15G Federal st, Allegheny.
A great bargain in lace curtains from
$1 50 to 5 per pair 25 per cent less than
manufacturers' cost. Huoua & Hacks.
KSStt. " t
la gold, silver and natural stick handles,
from $1 to $10, at H. J. Lynch's, 433 and
440 Market st
The prettiest dolls at lowest prices at the
Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty. v
No Christmas table should be without
a bottle of Ancostura Bitters.
Holiday Goods at the Heme Prices.
Asraaal, &Jac McKee's, Jeweler, you
ns.hn Beey. No. 439 Scalthfield street,.
AMerawa Xetlly Decides arScel-ey Has
Seme Right on. Kurt".
The office, of Alderman Beillyborea
forcible resemblance to a schoolrcnm at S
o'clock yesterday afternoon -when' the princi
pals and witnesses in the case of 'Principal
David F. McKee, of the Colfaxj, School,
Twenty-second ward, charged byjSStB;'
Bentzel, a former director, with assaultiad
battery,;gathered to aid in castingllighioa
the matter. r"
According to the allegations of the prose
cutor, Prof. McKee on November 25fs
saulted bis 9-year-old son John iafthV
schoolrriombjtbrowing him into theiiTi-
MMMMis wmu Auwva,iut 'Hill UU W U
against a desk, thus bruizing his headTha
statements of the children who testified wera
On tbe other hand. Prof. McKee and MisaV
Kelly, the boy's teacher, as emphatically" 5
serted that the boy bad not received abuaivsv
treatment, bnt the Alderman decided that
the chastisement was not-such as t is per
missible under tbe law, and held-Pro f.'Mdr
Kee under bail for court. y r 'V
a. Sen. - $SB&
If we don't do "any" better for youthiiS
anybody else does we can't expect the prefer
ence or your patronage. See the Christm?
onerings to-morrow ana next day. &
Booos & Buma
THE CASH. GROCER,
15 CENTS EERDOZlOr.
CHEAP? DON'T BE AFBAn,THET
3 POUNDS. 25 CENTa
NOW FILL UP THE STOCKINGS.
Send for "Weekly Price. tLUt and
Oder by Mail.
Orders amounting to J1Q, without
counting sugar, packed and shipped
free of charge to any;point within
jcor. , uanausKy. .aaiegneov., , -4t4
. -. "C-"
W&have just made large additions to our
stock of One umbrellas lor ladies, gentlemen
Natural wood sticks, with metal and gold
caps. II 50, Jl 75. 82.
Extra fine natural sticks, with silver and gold
mountings, at S3 up to $4. 55 and SO.
Fine natural sticks, with, solid silver mount
ings, at Jo to $10.
These prices are lower than usual.
Children's fur sets in almost endless variety,
at very cheap prices.
Satin damask table cloths, with napkins to
match, In great variety of size, grade and price.
FINE PLUSH OABMKNTH
Offered at special low prices during the next
two weeks. These are made' from best grade of
silk seal plusli, elesant satin linings, correct
styles, superior fit. finish and workmanship.'
SEAL WRAPS AND COATS.
We have still on hand some vary choice
Alaska seal garments of the best English dye.
in sizes xruiu o u -to-mca oon moaaaro.
We offer you these, with a great variety ot
small furs, collars, capes, muffs, eta, at unus
ually low prices.
HOUD AT HANDKERCHIEFS.
Our stock of handkerchiefs was never so
large and never so cheap. We offer- great
variety in all linen, hemstitched and plain, at
f 1 50 per dozen. Ladies' initial handkerchiefs
much under value, SI 60 per dozen. Silk hand
kerchiefs and mufflers in almost endless
FRENCH DRESS .PATTERNS.
We offer a large lot of extra fins ladles'
dress combinations at crettly reduced prices.
$60 robes for WO, $50 lobes for $35. $2S
robes for S18. $20 robes for SIS. S15 robes for
$11. These are choice new goods, and a'chanea
to save money.
Special values at our silk counter. We, offer'
on very close margin a large purchase of re
liable black silks. W name as unusual nod'
value grades at $1 and SI 25.
ALL 8LVJC SURAHR -,
Full line of colorings of 40c, 63c, 75c, 85c '"
BIBER & EASTON,
505 and, 507 MARKET STREET. '
de22-rrssn - .
- E.J.HOEHE&&K)i- .
0, 63 AND 65 WEST TWENTT-THTBD BU,
NEWTORK. " j
LARGEST F.'VHrmT OF
ARTISTIO FURNITURE IN AMERICA,
Tea Show Booms filled with.the latest pro. r
ductlons of the Furniture and Upholstery,
An xrom we recognized .maauiacturlns cea
ten of the world. "
Grand Exhibition of IMPORTED NOVEL.
irB suuauie lor nyjuiim. ana wrliUUi"
PRESENTS, and for Drawing Ttnnm nu urj
ornamentation, at specially attractive prices. "
Visitors to New York: are cordially invite to3
call and examine our stock and prices ..Tail
central location of our estabusameBt (adj-
me Eden Musee) makes; tt easy ox :
au pacts of the city.
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